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Residence Permits of Expatriates in Atiku’s Intels, other companies, Revoked by FG



Residence Permits of Expatriates in Atiku's Intels, other companies, Revoked by FG - BellaNaija

Atiku Abubakar

The residence permits of expatriate staff of 6 companies, including Intels Nigeria Ltd., reportedly owned by Atiku Abubakar, have been revoked by the Comptroller-General of Immigration, Muhammad Babandede.

Sunday James, Public Relations Officer of the Immigration Service, made this known in a statement on Wednesday, Punch reports.

The affected staff have also been ordered to leave the country before November 30, 2017, otherwise they will be deported.

This is coming after the Federal Government voided Intels’ contract with the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), describing the contract as “illegal as formed.”

The House of Representatives had previously ordered the reversal of the termination until the House could ascertain if due process was followed before the termination of the contract.

According to Punch, James, in his statement, said the revocation of the residence permits was in the exercise of the powers vested on the Comptroller General in Section 39 sub-section 1 of Immigration Act 2015 and Section 5, sub-section 5 of the Immigration Regulation, 2017. He said:

The Comptroller/General of Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, hereby revokes the residence permits of the expatriate staff of the underlisted companies.

Consequently, the CGI has directed that the expatriate staff of the affected companies leave Nigeria not later than November 30, 2017, failure of which they might be recommended to the Minister of Interior for deportation.


  1. Somto

    November 16, 2017 at 12:00 am

    All this because the man declared his presidential aspirations for 2019 election. Northerners eish abeg

  2. FasholasLover

    November 16, 2017 at 12:48 am

    2019 here we come. Let the games begin!

  3. Amaa

    November 16, 2017 at 6:13 am

    I feel this is politically motivated . But then all you have to do is look at intels expatriates quota it’s ridiculous .
    Jobs that can easily be done by highly skilled Nigerians is givin away .Europeans in the oil and gas , Indians in super markets and manufacturing fast moving goods. Lebanese every at least they invest in Nigeria marry and integrate partly because they don’t have a country to go back to only war.

    Try getting HB1 visa in America or work permit in Other NA countries you will have to advertise the job and go through a stringent process that is time consuming. But then we give out residency permits based on who you know and can bribe. . The oil and gas industry has only benefited the expatriates all you have to do is check ikoyi and VI services apartment. Rubbish the day we will receive sense ehnnn

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